Aillie is a Silversmith and Jeweller who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Ba (Hons) with distinction in 2017. Aillie’s work draws inspiration from the built environment around Glasgow, particularly the modern architecture and industrial structures of the city aiming to explore her appreciation of these overlooked details within the urban setting. Through her work she intends to explore the relationship between the physical scale of these existing structures, by reinterpreting them into visually stimulating, silverware and adornment.
Aillie uses a combination of distinctively textured, precisely scored silver forms alongside hand cast jesmonite to generate a divergence between material, surface and weight.
In 2018, Aillie was awarded a Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council, Gold Award for Small-workers 3-D Design for her Trio of Textured Sterling Silver and Jesmonite Bowls, of which she was also granted a Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Bursary to create in 2017.